For most Mums, Mother’s Day is a happy occasion but for some Mums it can be tough. Today we delivered some gorgeous Easoto Backpacks full of Mothers Day treats to 8 single Mums who have children who live with chronic illness or disabilities. All Mums are busy, but Mums of kids who need extra care really do it tough. My youngest child has three medical appointments each and every week, he is on a daily regime of 12 different medications and he will need life long support, forever. It’s tough, but I have help. I’m not doing this alone. Mums […]

To our incredible followers and supporters, this is what you help us do. Last week we received a call from Cicely who helps children who have had to leave home due to domestic violence to re settle in new accommodation. Often those children had to leave everything behind. They leave home with nothing, sometimes not even shoes on their feet. These kiddos started at a new school but needed bikes to get there, so Cicely reached out to us to see if we could get them some bikes. Of course we said yes, and this is what Cicely sent me […]

We are completely overjoyed at the response to our Mothers Day appeal. This year we are sponsoring 90 Mums experiencing Homelessness and hardship to celebrate Mothers Day. We have started gathering gifts and assembling our gorgeous Easoto bags, and have delivered the first two car loads of goodies to our partner organisations. Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has donated to our appeal so far. We are so incredibly grateful for your support. Please click below if you would like to donate https://national-homeless-collective.giveeasy.org/2022-mothers-day-gift-appeal

Remember the fundraiser we did to send 20 kids to the cinema over the school holidays? Well, thanks to your donations, love and support we raised a little extra, and 25 kids from Drummond Street services had an amazing fun filled day at the cinema over the holidays. For some kids, this is their first ever time attending an event like this. Creating fun and exciting events creates fun and exciting memories, and every child needs that. Every child needs a day where they feel good, are welcomed and having fun. You might never meet them, but they’ll never forget […]

412kg, 2 cubic metres of flood relief items going to flood affected areas in NSW and QLD. People have lost everything. They’re sleeping on bare floors and waterlogged cars. Among the items we have here are 40 new sleeping bags. It’s not much but it’s a start. We need more. If you would like to donate a sleeping bag to someone in a flood affected area please consider donating below https://national-homeless-collective.giveeasy.org/2022-winter-warmth-and-sleeping-bag-appeal

Please Donate to National Homeless Collective (giveeasy.org) Nobody chooses this. Homelessness is never an easy way to live. Homelessness is chaotic, lonely, cruel and cold. This week alone we sent out 40 sleeping bags to help young people experiencing homelessness, 30 more sleeping bags to children sleeping in cars, 24 sleeping bags to assist children to go to school camp, 35 sleeping bags to people sleeping rough, and 70 sleeping bags to our partner organisations to reach even more people who call the streets home. We have no sleeping bags left. Not one. Our 2021 allotment has been exhausted. We […]

As the cold weather begins to nip, today we loaded up the Mitsubishi and delivered 15 sleeping bags to drummond street services. Each week DSS gets our stock exactly where it needs to go- this time to teenagers and young adults. We are so grateful to everyone who supports us and our work, as it allows us to support the community directly through the hard work of the wonderful people at Drummond Street Services.

Although we do many things, supporting menstruation poverty is still the core of our work. On Wednesday we delivered another 100 Period Packs to support people experiencing homelessness, to the North Richmond Health Centre. Each pack contains enough sanitary items for the average period plus liners, disposable bags and wipes. Thank you for helping us help so many others xx

Yesterday we helped another 24 kids who, without your donations, would be back at school without the essentials. With our corporate crew from Flight Centre helping us pack, we smashed out 21 bags for the senior kids and 3 bags for the junior kids, which drummond street services will distribute to waiting families at the local City of Yarra commission flats. Each bag contains lunch boxes, books, stationary, a fully kitted out pencil case and more. “They are so, so grateful and couldn’t do it without you” says our contact at Drummond Street Services. And by “you”, we mean “you”, […]

Well this was amazing. Today we made about 100 crisis bags for women in crisis and refuge accommodation. Each bag has 4 new articles of clothing from Adrift and Sportsgirl including a dress, pants, shirt and jumper 3 pairs of underwear Toiletries bag with shampoo conditioner deodorant body wash body crème. Period pack 3 pairs of socks We also include new shoes and new bras which are given out depending on size. Heaps of fun having the crew from Flight Centre Australia with us both today and yesterday to firstly help sort our warehouse and then help us pack these […]

Last night I spoke to an incredible group of women about the work we do here at National Homeless Collective and the Period Project. One of the topics I touch on is the gender differences in disaster management. Women always fare worse off in disasters This is because disaster management tends to be a male dominated field however infant and home care tend to be female dominated roles. Women are more likely to die or be seriously injured or die in a disaster simply because they can’t run if they need to because they have the care of infants and […]

Our hearts (and Period Packs!) go out to the victims of the NSW and QLD floods. The incredible Kelly from our sister charity Underwear for Humanity came in to pick up some Period Packs to take to flood victims along with hundreds of pairs of new underwear. We can’t do much but we can do something. At least we know those who are affected by the floods and are menstruating won’t be left without sanitary items. This is what you do. This is how you help. Thank you so much from all of us xx